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    Tourism boom

    mobile phones and electronic billboards. It bought out the front page of YouTube for 24 hours, and ...

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    19th-century Māori tourism

    1860s, Taupō developed as a tourist destination, but businesses were controlled by former Pākehā soldiers ...

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    20th-century Māori tourism

    and local Māori (as well as Pākehā soldier Gilbert Mair) questioned its authenticity, some calling it ... a ‘paraka hōia’ (soldiers’ barracks).   Deterioration In the early 20th century the Māori presence at ...

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    Hard drugs

    New Zealand has unusual patterns in the taking of hard drugs, largely because of strict border controls. The high-profile drugs overseas – cocaine and heroin – are less common. Domestically produced drugs such as ‘homebake’ (an opiate) and amphetamines ar ...

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    Resurgence of the Māori tourist industry

    Expansion In the early 2000s scenery was the big drawcard for overseas visitors, but interest in Māori culture was growing, part of a worldwide expansion in cultural tourism. While Rotorua remained the centre of ethnic tourism, Māori tourism businesses ha ...

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    Control of the oceans

    The freedom of the seas As soon as ocean-going ships were developed, the seas became a battleground, or a route to a battleground. Countries also began to claim ownership or control of oceans nearby. It became clear that if the seas could be claimed in th ...

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    Protecting the oceans

    a prominent part in establishing a forum within the United Nations where issues can be discussed informally, ...

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    The benefits for New Zealand

    The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea was adopted in 1982, after nearly 10 years of negotiation. Its terms could scarcely have been better from the standpoint of New Zealand and its Pacific Island neighbours. The Exclusive Economic Zone Islands were ent ...

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    United Nations convention, 1982

    The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was the result of the conference held in 1974. The Convention is one of the most significant but least recognised accomplishments of the United Nations. A peaceful revolution The agreement, ...

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    New Zealand climbers overseas

    In 1953 Edmund Hillary reached the top of Mt Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Hillary's achievement gave New Zealand mountaineers a secure place in world history. Through the second half of the 20th century, New Zealanders climbed in all the world ...

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